[NTG-pdftex] PNG image embedding

Hartmut Henkel hartmut_henkel@gmx.de
Thu, 17 Jun 2004 00:16:27 +0200 (CEST)


There is a small q+d patch on my homepage at

http://www.circuitwizard.de/pdftex/patch5/index.html

which tries to embed PNG files natively, without the usual slow
decompressing + compressing steps done by pdftex---only if the PNG image
type allows that.  This usually results in a smaller overall PDF file
size, as the original line-by-line predictor type informations from the
PNG image are carried over into the PDF file. And the PNG embedding is
speedier.

Best Regards, Hartmut

P.S. The newest libtiff comes with a tiff2pdf program. Quite handy.